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Durga Prasad bowls Chand Khanna to victory
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New Delhi, April 16
A fiery spell of 5 for 24 by Durga Prasad helped Chand Khanna Club defeat Mohan Meakins by three wickets in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League.

Scores: Mohan Meakins: 171 for 8 in 35 overs (Kunal Lal 74, Durga Prasad 5 for 24, Vivek Goel 2 for 30).

Chand Khanna: 172 for 7 in 35 overs (Dipankar 43, Rajeev Rathore 31, Kunal 2 for 23, Rakesh Kaushal 2 for 23).

Delhi Police defeated Youngsters by 46 runs in a Super A Division match at the Khalsa College ground.

Scores: Delhi Police: 193 all out in 40 overs (Sanjay Verma 70, Devender Kumar 25, Jitender Gulia 3 for 35, Jitender Solanki 2 for 36).

Youngsters: 147 all out in 35.1 overs (Rajat Gupta 35, Sune Singh 3 for 20, Naveen Kumar 3 for 27).

Alpine Club beat Sonnex Club by 16 runs in an A-II Division match at the Polo ground.

Scores: Alpine: 200 all out in 34.3 overs (Rajeev Khatri 67, Anuj Malhan 44, Vijay Anand 36, Mitul Aneja 2 for 45).

Sonnex: 184 all out in 34.4 overs (Sanjeev Pahuja 41, Manish Adhikari 2 for 33, Prakash Bhoj 2 for 20).

Three Star defeated Friends Club by eight wickets in an A-II Division match at the University ground. Scores: Friends Club: 76 all out in 24.5 overs (Sandeep Dahiya 5 for 17, Raj Gautam 3 for 19). Three Star: 80 for 2 in 9.5 overs (Rajesh Kumar 24, Raj Gautam 22).


Modern School beat Salwan in Turf Cricket
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New Delhi, April 16
Modern School, Barakhamba Road defeated Salwan School by 12 runs in the second Turf Youth Cup Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground.

Jagrit Anand was declared the man of the match, Ankur Arora got the best batsman award while Luv Sherawat was named the best bowler.

Scores: Modern School: 198 for 8 in 50 overs (Jagrit Anand 60, Manan Sharma 44, Naman Gupta 3 for 50, Nikhil Sharma 3 for 26).

Salwan School: 186 all out in 48.3 overs (Ankur Arora 35, Arsh Arora 34, Luv Sherawat 3 for 31, Jagrit Anand 2 for 32, Mohit Malhotra 2 for 31).

Amit Mishra, Joginder deadly

Deadly bowling by Amit Mishra (4 for 30) and Joginder Sharma (3 for 27) helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeat Sonnet Club by one wicket and entered the final of the fifth ARBDM Cricket Tournament at the Nehru Stadium. Amit Mishra was declared the man of the match.

Scores: Sonnet Club: 158 for 9 in 40 overs (Yashpal Singh 44, Manvinder Bisla 34, Amit Mishra 4 for 30, Joginder Sharma 3 for 27).

Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 162 for 9 in 30.2 overs (Sandeep Yadav 40, Pradeep Chawla 31, Pankaj Thakur 28 n o, Sumeet Narwal 3 for 29, Nikhil Yadav 2 for 51, Jatin Khanna 2 for 22).

Karan, Yogesh shine

An all-round display by Karan Rai (34 and 2 for 13) and deadly bowling by Yogesh Nagar (3 for 35) helped Sonnet Club defeat Delhi Blues by 69 runs in the first VSPK Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara ground.

Scores: Sonnet: 200 in 38.5 overs (Karan Harit 39, Karan Rai 34, Vishu Tomar 24 n o, Mayank Sethi 2 for 47, Ritesh Sinha 3 for 28).

Delhi Blues: 131 in 32.3 overs (Mayank Sethi 65, Yogesh Nagar 3 for 35, Vikas Garg 2 for 10, Karan Rai 2 for 13).


Modern School win through spin of coin
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New Delhi, April 16
Modern School, Barakhamba Road won the spin of coin after they tied with DAV, Shalimarbagh in the second Pankaj Jain Under-14 Cricket Tournament.

Scores: Modern School: 208 all out in 30 overs (Manan Sharma 87, Samarth 37, Jaspreet Singh 30, Ankit Dabad 4 for 32).

Shalimarbagh: 208 for 6 in 30 overs (Sandeep 40 n o, Abhishek 39, Prateek 33, Jaspreet Singh 3 for 45, Manan 3 for 32). Manan was named the man of the match.

Sonnet move up

Sonnet beat Hansraj Model School by nine wickets in the Achrekar Under-15 Cricket Tournament at Paschim Vihar.

Scores: Hansraj: 195 all out in 48 overs (Karan Choudhary 83, Yogesh Nagar 3 for 21, Rohan Tudeja 3 for 39, Ankur Panwar 2 for 14).

Sonnet: 196 for 1 in 28 overs (Yogesh Nagar 106 n o, Sahil Kher 70 n o).


Nishank, Esha top seedings in Hans Raj TT
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New Delhi, April 16
Nishank Bajaj and Esha Monga of Manav Sthali School will head the seedings in the boys and girls singles respectively in the Hans Raj Model School Open Table Tennis Tournament to be held from April 17 to 20.

Following are the seedings:

Boys singles: Nishank Bajaj, Varun Jindal, Jasdeep Ahuja, Ketan Jain, Varun Anand, Kunal Puri and Yakshap Jindal.

Girls singles: Esha Monga, Joshita Bhushan, Sanya Sehgal, Deepshika Verma, Aanchal Ratra,

Nupur Kumar, Vedika Garg, and Nikhita Kumar.

Sub-junior boys: Aman Ahuja, Sarthak Gandhi, Dhruv Arora, Sajal Khandelwal, Varun Anand, kartik Kukreja, Piyush Dwivedi and Nikhil Gupta.

Sub-junior girls: Esha Monga, Sanya Sehgal, Nupur Kumar, Vedika Garg, Nikita Kumar, Vidushi Vata, arushiAsava and Tina Khurana.


Vijay and Digvijay to clash in semi-final
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New Delhi, April 16
Defending champion and second seed Vijay Kumar set up an interesting semi-final clash against sixth-seeded Digvijay Singh at the Rs 10 lakh SRF All-India Matchplay Championship at the Delhi Golf Club course on Friday. Yusuf Ali conceded the match after the sixth hole to hand Vijay a semi-final berth, while Digvijay beat Lucknow’s Sanjay Kumar 3 and 2.

The other semi-final will be between ninth seeded Rafiq Ali and Jumman of Lucknow. Rafiq had a 6 and 5 pre-quarter win over Delhi’s Ali Sher while Jumman beat Shamim Khan of Delhi on the 19th hole.

Third and fourth seeds, Arjun Singh of Delhi and Mukesh Kumar of Mhow, were shown the door by 14th seed Sanjay Kumar and 45th seed Devendra Patel of Mhow respectively. Vijay and Digvijay had contrasting wins en route to the semi-finals. The players were required to play both the pre-quarters and the semi-finals on Friday. In the morning, Vijay Kumar warded off Asian Tour regular, Chandigarh’s Amandeep Johl 4 and 3. Thereafter, Vijay got a respite from the heat as an exhausted Yusuf Ali, trailing by two, conceded the quarter-final after six holes. Digvijay, on the other hand, was stretched to the limit in his first encounter where Gaurav Ghei took the Meerut pro into the 21st hole before handing him a win. Digvijay’s quarter-final match with Sanjay Kumar was no less exhausting with the former winning only on the 16th.

Digvijay’s battle with Gaurav nearly culminated in the latter’s favour, but Gaurav, on the second play-off hole, missed an easy three-foot par putt to extend the play-off by another hole. On the third play-off hole, Gaurav was faced with a difficult chip from the edge of the green, in comparison to Digvijay’s five-feet birdie putt. Gaurav missed but Digvijay did not. In the quarter-final, Digvijay assumed control early on with a birdie on the opening hole. Sanjay, however, pulled ahead with birdies winning him the third and fifth holes.

Thereafter, Digvijay caught fire to win the eighth, ninth, tenth and 12th with all but the ninth resulting from birdies.


Rajdhani Sports down Sonnet
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New Delhi, April 16
A spitfire knock of 45, laced with two sixes and three fours, by skipper Ravi Yadav enabled Rajdhani Sports defeat Sonnet Club by three wickets in the 14th Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura, on Friday.

Ravi Yadav was presented the Pepsi man of the match award by chief guest Inder Gulati. Rajdhani Sports, who won the toss and put Sonnet into bat, were in deep trouble, chasing Sonnet’s total of 187 for 6. They struggled at 68 for 5 with half of the overs of the match over. But Ravi Yadav and Sunil Rawat put on 73 runs for the sixth wicket to bring Rajdhani Sports back on rail.

Scores: Sonnet Club: 187 for 6 in 40 overs (Saket Bhatia 43 n o, Sumit Sharma 31, Mayank Sadana 26, Deepak Rajput 26, Pramod Bhati 2 for 39, Vijay Arya 2 for 40). Rajdhani Sports: 189 for 7 in 38 overs (Ravi Yadav 45, Sunil Rawat 36, Aditya Jain 23, Sohail Sharma 2 for 23, Jatin Khanna 2 for 25).


Young Friends move up
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New Delhi, April 16
An all-round display by Wilkins Victor (69 and 3 for 18) and a strokeful half century by Manish (69, 3 for 18) helped Young Friends defeat Janakpuri Coaching Centre by 89 runs and entered the quarter-final of the third Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji Cricket Tournament at the Vinay Marg ground.

Wilkins Victor was named the man of the match. Scores: Young Friends: 242 for 5 in 30 overs (Manish 69, Wilkins Victor 69, Rakshit Pant 41).

Janakpuri Centre: 113 all out in 24 overs (Rassen Gupta 32, Hitesh 3 for 12, Wilkins Victor 3 for 18).

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